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The Family by Sunday Times number one best seller Martina Cole gets right to the core of family life and the dangerous line between love and hate.
The 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian), Martina's unique, powerful storytelling will appeal to fans of Karin Slaughter and Patricia Cornwell.
Family is everything for the Murphy clan. Philip runs his business empire with the help of his brother, and dotes on his two sons who will, one day, take over.
His wife Christine is his perfect match. She'd always dreamed of a big happy family and, when she married into the Murphys, she thought she'd found one. But when that illusion is shattered, she's already in too deep.
The Murphys are dangerous and Christine can't unsee the horrors she has now been forced to open her eyes to. But nor can she escape them.
©2010 Martina Cole (P)2012 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
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By Pat on 05-07-12

martina cole not at her best

If you could sum up The Family in three words, what would they be?

I have read all of Martina Cole's book and enjoy them immensely, but this story is some what predictable , but still a good read not one of her best though

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

not this time

Have you listened to any of Annie Aldington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, excellent reader

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

intriguing story of life, family and crime

Any additional comments?

no, Martina Cole is an excellent crime thriller writer

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By G. on 12-23-12

Well worth a listen

As with Martina Cole novels the book is a great audiobook to listen to however the ending although good is a bit hurried for all the groundwork that goes before even saying that its a great listen. Martina creates characters you love or hate in only a way that she can.

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By Mrs. J. M. Benjamin-potts on 02-27-16

Martina Cole smashes it again!

another great story from Martina Cole with believable characters, great narrative and the narrator was fabulous!

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